The Social Studies Teacher as a Political Activist

On Friday, January 17th  I convinced my wife to accompany me to New Bedford to participate in a rally at City Hall to protest the decision by the school superintendent and the mayor to classify New Bedford High School as a “Turnaround” school. For starters, that was not easy. Lynne (my wife) doesn’t like the cold and […]

Testimony to the Department of Education

Testimony by Robert Kostka, MCSS member and President 2011-2012, to Board of Primary and Secondary Education, January, 2012. Last year, someone from the Mass. Council for the Social Studies appeared before you every month to emphasize the importance of including Social Studies as an MCAS tested subject. Though your rhetoric was supportive, the net result […]